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Amber Netsuke Carabao Shape with Himo Cord Holes

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All Items: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1980: item # 1191809

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Amber Netsuke Carabao Shape with Himo Cord Holes
The Art and Orchid Gallery purchased this carabao netsuke from a dealer from Bali, Indonesia claiming its origin as Bali. It is more likely of Chinese origin for collectors. Also, based on the hundreds of Japanese netsuke that we can reference, this piece does not have the character or workmanship to be of, or for, the Japanese market.[120B, 197C, 25D, 216C] By the beginning of the Meiji Era, the Japanese in commerce with foreign countries adopted the Western-style, smoked cigarettes and abandoned tobacco pouches and their associated paraphernalia. All of this information and a similar example of amber carving (in 508AOG) confirms our belief that they are Chinese carved yellow-brown amber. As seen from the photos, this piece is a resting carabao. As resin carvings sometimes exhibit, this piece has an inclusion (twig) in the body. References available upon request. Size: ~ 1" H x 2" x 1 1/8"; Weight: ~ 21 grams;

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